Dubai – MENA Herald: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO DEWA, welcomed HE Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, at DEWA’s head office.
During the meeting, Al Tayer highlighted some of DEWA’s most important initiatives to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021 to transform Dubai into a smart, integrated, and connected city that uses its resources sustainably, and whose environmental elements are clean, healthy, and sustainable.
Al Tayer also highlighted the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy, producing 75% of its energy from clean sources by 2050, making Dubai the city with the lowest carbon footprint in the world.
“DEWA aims to raise awareness among the community and promote the rational consumption of resources as part of daily life, in addition to highlighting the importance of protecting the environment to make a positive change, and supporting national efforts to enhance sustainable development in Dubai. This supports with the long-term Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to achieve sustainable development in Dubai, and enhance its position as a global hub for trade, finance, tourism, and green economy, providing a sustainable future for the Emirate, in line with our vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility,” said Al Tayer.
“DEWA contributes to the Emirate’s sustainability by implementing large-scale energy projects, developing renewable and clean energy sources, enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of energy and water networks, launching awareness initiatives and programmes to promote public awareness on the importance of the sensible use of natural resources, and instilling a culture of rationalisation in society. This in turn, supports Dubai’s strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of the Emirate and the UAE, contributing to mitigating the effects of global warming,” added Al Tayer.
Al Zeyoudi commended DEWA’s efforts to support development and growth, and establish a new phase of environmental sustainability through innovative initiatives and projects in the UAE.